In a Word: Bottle

Bottle, from the Middle English botel, is believed derived from the Latin buttis – a cask

Michael Hogan, the Tipperary footballer who was killed at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday on November 21st, 1920

November 21st also marks anniversary of 1974 Birmingham pub bombings

Catholic Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan said homosexual activity was “morally wrong behaviour”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Catholic Bishop of Galway had objected to funding for ‘morally wrong behaviour’

The Concert for Paris event is being organised by artistic director of charity orchestra Co-Orch, John Doyle, and will bring together a host of choirs, orchestras and individual musicians who will contribute their time to participate. Photograph: Embassy of France in Dublin

‘Concert for Paris’ from 8pm on Friday to mark the loss of innocent human life

The recommendations are contained in the State body’s observations on the new Admissions to Schools Bill (2015). Photograph: PA

Legal change needed to end discrimination against unbaptised, minority faith children

The Bishop of Ossory Séamus Freeman welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan that her Department had agreed to build the new schools.

Continues commitment by diocese and College ‘to excellence in education in Kilkenny’

Valentin Ribet (26) was  a descendant of Thomas Addis Emmet, older brother of Robert Emmet (above), who was executed in 1803 for his role in the Dublin rebellion of that year.

Anti-corruption lawyer (26) 5th generation descendant of patriot’s brother

Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri arrives with a wreath at the French Embassy in Dublin ahead of a minute’s silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday’s attacks in the French capital.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

‘Irish people understand what it is to be tarred with the same brush,’ says imam

In a Word: Godchild

‘Godchild’ is believed to have originated around 1200AD

Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

GP Cyril Daly began campaign in 1967 to ban corporal punishment

 President Michael D Higgins said the anti-austerity street protests in many EU states could be seen as “not just the mechanical result of deplorable levels of unemployment and deteriorating material circumstances”, but also a reflection of a “breakdown of trust between citizens and their institutions”.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President says democratic structures at risk from new financialised global order

Atheist Ireland has called for religious equality for all pupils and teachers in Irish schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Organisation says divestment of some Catholic schools will not solve pluralism problem

Former president Mary McAleese has criticised the Catholic church’s view on corporal punishment. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Former president says she raised issue of corporal punishment with Pope Francis

On March 29th 1975 Fr Seán Brady, later the Catholic primate, was asked by Bishop McKiernan to conduct a canonical inquiry into allegations of abuse against the Norbertine priest Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Abuse by priest could have been prevented had church authorities acted sooner

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald signed the commencement order for the Marriage Act 2015 which will enable same-sex couples to marry in Ireland. Tánaiste Joan Burton signed an accompanying regulation under the Civil Registration Act 2004 at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

May referendum ‘reaffirmed the importance of marriage and family for our society’, Fitzgerald says

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘I think some of the, what I would call, educational establishment in the Catholic Church are dragging their feet.’   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Lack of effort at local level by patron bodies and politicians means little change

Prof John Coolahan: “I would have expected more where the Christian ethos is so strong.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Bishops not reading signs of the times or seeing what’s in their own best interests

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: ‘Times have changed in Irish society and the church must change.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

‘We need a church which can respond more effectively to change,’ says Diarmuid Martin

 President Michael D Higgins and Major General David O’Morchoe, President Royal British Legion, lay wreaths at the Remembrance Sunday service, at St Patrick’s cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Different mythologies of first World War contributed to deep divisions on this island

As a constitutional lawyer Mary Robinson “went as far as the wall and peeped over, but she didn’t cross it”.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Mary Robinson pushed the office ‘as far as the wall and peeped over, but didn’t cross it’

Noted Jesuit priest had taught at UCD for almost 20 years in 1970s and 1980s

Sean O’Rourke, Mary Curtin, Francis C Carty and Colm Boland who were awarded recipients of Life Time Membership of the NUJ at a ceremony in the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Broadcaster Sean O’Rourke wants to be buried with copy of Galway newspaper

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri believes a specific faith should not be taught in schools “to avoid an ‘us’ and ‘them’ situation”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Muslim leader welcomes plans for new religion classes as they would teach ‘tolerance’

Archbishop Eamon Martin: The sins of bearing false witness, defamation, detraction and calumny are no less grave just because they are committed behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Photograph: PA

Archbishop Eamon Martin rails against reprehensible and dehumanising dimension

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin: All faiths had “to avoid any form of fundamentalism”. Photograph: The Irish TImes

Diarmuid Martin critical of research on religion that is limited to history and sociology

Cardinal Desmond Connell leaving the press conference following the 2002 egm at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

Office has had to work in arduous environment amid numerous church scandals

A covering letter with the letter of complaint complained about the “dissident priest” [Fr Tony Flannery, pictured] being let loose on Killeagh-Inch parish, according to Fr Timothy Hazelwood. File photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Talk by Fr Tony Flannery cancelled after complaint over his vote in marriage referendum

Fr Tony Flannery is one of 12 priests who could “no longer remain silent because to do so colludes with the systemic oppression of women within the Catholic Church”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Twelve clerics seek open discussion of issue and say sanctions have silenced those in favour

 In their letter to David Cameron Ibrahim Halawa’s legal team set out a long list of violations of the 19-year-old’s rights in the 27 months he has spent in custody in Egypt.

Irish teenager’s legal team urge prime minister to raise case with Egyptian president

In a word ... Heritage

Fitzgerald to sign commencement order on the referendum result on November 16th

Rt Rev Peter Barrett at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. He had lectured in Anglican spirituality at Milltown Institute. Photograph: Collins

Resignation as bishop of Cashel and Ossory in 2006 after three years in area was a shock

Disability campaigner Dara Gallagher (left) has died aged 62. Image: Twitter.

‘His heart decided to be the next part of him to give trouble,’ sister Bláithín says

Volunteers loading a container for Human Appeal Ireland. The aid is going into the region around Damascus where there has been a  large amount of displacement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ten 40-foot Human Appeal Ireland containers of supplies are bound for Damascus area

Voluntary service Trust says homeless may be used ‘to feed the blame game’

Mary McAleese: “Since it was instituted by Pope Paul VI the synod has never been a ‘dynamic’ body, according to Pope Francis himself, and this one was no different.” File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former president worried by congregation’s move to challenge Pope Francis’s will

Migrants and refugees in Serbia walk towards coaches that will take them onwards to Croatia. The Immigrant Council of Ireland has criticised Ireland’s response to the crisis. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Immigration Council of Ireland calls for range of new measures in submission to UN

In a word ... Tact

Members of the Southside Travellers Action Group and the Irish Traveller Movement lay a wreath at the site of the Carrickmines fire tragedy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Southside Travellers Action Group says families should be let grieve in peace

A child looks on as migrants and refugees prepare to board a train heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Concept of common good in Ireland ‘gone off our national and ecclesiastical radar’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the funeral of Sylvia and Thomas Connors and their children Jim, Christy and Mary. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Wexford community centre opens to provide refreshments for mourners

A horse-drawn hearse draws the remains of a member of the Connors family to  Crosstown Cemetery, Wexford town, October 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Bishop reads out Pope’s message to all the families affected by Carrickmines fire

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Most Rev Michael Jackson said our response to the crisis seemed to indicate that the concept of the common good in Ireland had “gone off our national and ecclesiastical radar.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Bishop of Derry Rev Good says ‘as Christians, we should embrace this opportunity’

 Bishop  William Crean, chairman of Trócaire: Figures from the  2014 ‘Annual Report and Financial Statements’ of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference show the charity  received €29.6 million last year in donations. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire

Irish Catholic Church’s overseas aid agency directs funds to some of the world’s poorest

Studies show that swearing eases pain, is cathartic, helps bonding and lets off destructive steam... but beware of overuse, lest y(...)

Bishops take part in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Synod of Bishops at Paul VI Hall, Vatican. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

No question of doctrine changing but pastoral response to new realities might

A prominent Catholic educator has criticised the new  Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and ethics programme for primary schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Primary-level programme aims to banish faith, Iona Institute event told

Marie Collins, a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said it “still was very upsetting that anyone would attempt to interfere in the way the commission works”. File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Activist says attempts by cardinals to deny man membership not a factor in decision

What the Irish same-sex marriage referendum showed “was a breakdown between two languages”, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin (left)  told the Synod of Bishops in Rome.  Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh (right)  said the synod should not forget “families which have experienced the trauma of abuse and domestic violence”. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Rome synod hears campaign based on ‘equality, compassion, respect and tolerance’

Pope Francis: For now,  he’s saying nothing. Meanwhile his brother bishops flounder in strange waters. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

‘Are we writing to the Holy Father, to the families of the church, or to the world?’

Archbishop Eamon Martin: Probably the youngest Catholic primate (53) at the synod in Rome. Photograph: PA

Synod must broaden horizons if it wishes to speak to wider world on family, says prelate

Former president Mary McAleese speaking at a pro-Yes vote event in Dublin prior to the marriage referendum.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

US archbishop Charles Chaput says former president ‘trying to control’ Catholic faith

Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput said former Irish president had “a very narrow point of view”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former president said describing homosexuality as ‘disordered’ led to homophobia

 Pope Francis at the  Synod of Bishops on the Family in the Vatican City. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Vatican spokesman confirms pontiff may attend 2018 World Meeting of Families

Pope Francis leaves  the second morning session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family at the Vatican. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Archishop says there is a difference of opinion on subject at bishops’ event in Rome

Pope Francis attends the synod on the family at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty Images

Synod president claims church stance on communion for remarried misunderstood

Pope Francis leads a mass for the opening of the synod on the family on Sunday at St Peter’s basilica in Vatican. Photograph: AFP

‘As a woman, to know not one women will have a vote (at the Synod) is terrible’

Thinking anew: the Ven Gordon Linney. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The churches are ‘hugely out of touch’ with ordinary people, says Gordon Linney, clergyman and author of ‘Thinking Anew: Faith in (...)

Rev Gordon Linney  with his new book titled ‘Thinking Anew – Faith in a World of Change and Doubt’: Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said the book’s title was “an agenda for the future of all our churches today”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Archbishop of Dublin received letters from people unsettled, ‘even angry at change’

A woman hugs a baby wrapped in an emergency blanket as refugees and migrants arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on October 1st, 2015. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Prelates seek reform of direct provision for asylum seekers to avoid two-tier system

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin – along with  Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin –  will represent the Irish Church at the Synod of Bishops in Rome which begins next weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Catholic bishops to issue special document on assisting asylum seekers and migrants

Pope Francis: a papal visit to Ireland  in 2018  is thought more probable than just possible.  Photograph: Reuters

World Meeting of Families in Dublin second ‘coup’ for Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Pope Francis on board the papal plane. Photograph: Tony Gentile/AFP/Getty Images

Speculation mounting that Pope Francis may visit Ireland after announcement of event

Property developer Johnny Ronan. File  photograph: Collins

Irish organisation says property developer’s use of phrase is ‘beyond comprehension’

Armagh Minister Rev Christina Bradley.

A ‘clamping down and closing in on freedom of speech’, says second Presbyterian minister

People at a site in Calais, France, dubbed the New Jungle, where some 3,000  have set up camp, September 21st, 2015. Most of them wish to reach  England. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Blanchardstown Islamic Centre volunteers bring two vans of donations to Calais camp

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Labour’s Alex White says Independents have ‘superficial’ attraction to electorate

Celebrations in the court yard at Dublin Castleduring the results of the Referendum on Marriage Equality.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Rev Christina Bradley now accepts marriage is between ‘one man and one woman’

Syrian refugee children play in Victoria Square, central Athens, Greece, September 21st, 2015.  Hundreds of migrants and refugees are sleeping rough in the square. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

‘As an integral part of parish life in Ireland, Catholic schools would not be found wanting’

The Bishop of Kilmore Leo O’Reilly requested that his fellow bishops set up a commission to look at the ordination of married men and female deacons. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Association of Catholics in Ireland says in 10 years many parishes won’t have resident priest

Philippine environmental activists march during a protest at the Human Rights Commission office in Manila on September 22nd, 2015. The activists are calling for an investigation into the top 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies over climate change impacts upon people and their livelihoods. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Major slowdown in global emissions ‘the most that can be hoped for’ over five years

Sir Bob Geldof and Jeanne Marine photographed earlier this month at  The Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Bono, Richard Branson, Demi Moore and Marianne Faithful among guests at wedding in France

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) should expand its role beyond being a voice of reform and become an agent of reform in the church, its annual general meeting was told. The meeting “recognised that having a Pope who shares much of the vision of the ACP challenges the ACP to move beyond its ‘voice in the wilderness’ role to the more complex process work of bridge building across the church.”

Organisation should move beyond its ‘voice in the wilderness’ role, meeting told

Fr Brendan Hoban  of the Association of Catholic Priests warned that bringing in priests from abroad could “empty our emptying churches in a decade”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Priests not like footballers who can be transferred for a fee, says Fr Brendan Hoban

People were interviewed at Bolero in Malawi and Monze in Zambia, where Christianity and traditional beliefs co-exist. How the  holding of multiple belief systems influences these communities in producing food and adapting to changing climate was assessed. File photograph: Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

African communities’ food production assessed in context of beliefs and climate change

Friends and family carry the remains Seamus Wright to his funeral Mass in St Agnes’  Church  in Belfast on Tuesday. The inset is a picture of Seamus Wright which was placed on his coffin. Photograph: Reuters

Mourners told it took 16 years to locate remains after IRA had admitted responsibility

White doves are released following the funeral of Kevin McKee at St Peter’s Cathedral in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Mourners told body recovery was a part of Northern Ireland peace process that was working

Clongowes Wood, Co Kildare: one of the country’s more prominent Jesuit schools. Photograph: Frank Miller

Review of 43 congregations finds that while familiar patterns still emerge, there is strong leadership and commitment to safegua(...)

‘Pope Francis’s first visit outside Rome was to the island of Lampedusa, which has long been a European arrival point for African migrants, 20,000 of whom have drowned trying to get there this past 20 years.’  Photograph: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

This pope called on every Catholic parish and religious community in Europe to take in a migrant family each

In a word . . . sorry

Bishop of Cloyne William Crean. File photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire

Official disagreed with prelate’s inaction over defrocked priest who continued to say Mass

Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin:  “The life of every human person is equally valuable.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Catholic primate Eamon Martin says ‘future of humanity does not lie in a culture of death’

A mural at Dalymount Park, home of Bohemians FC.

People urged to gather at Famine memorials in Dublin and throughout the island

‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hungarian refugees in the 1950s complained bitterly about their treatment and soon the vast majority had left Ireland to be reset(...)

Sabina Higgins (third from left) with Bruk Hiwet (left) and Nati Yohannes (right) of the Makush art gallery Addis Ababa,  Ethopiaid executive director Liam Barnard and Harriet and Martin Andrews, who run the Hamlin fistula hospital in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Alan Betson

All proceeds in aid of Hamlin fistula hospital in Addis Ababa

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (above) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on a train last month.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ex-bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy assaulted in link to alleged handling of child sex abuse

Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick. File photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times.

‘Anyone listening to their conscience now can’t but feel challenged by what we are witnessing’

Senator Mary Moran: she called on the congregation “to sit down and listen to the people and their priests – to communicate”

Senator Mary Moran says those who went to headquarters of Dominicans in Tallaght met with ‘negativity and disdain’

In a word ... crisis

 Fr Brendan Hoban. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Catholic parishes ‘have no intention of handing over their local school to anyone’

Archbishop Charles Brown: ‘We need to avoid the caricature that the only thing the Catholic Church has to speak about is abortion, gay marriage and contraception.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Relations between Ireland and the Vatican have ‘improved immensely’

 Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown believes relations between Ireland and the Vatican are now “quite good and immensely improved from four years ago”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

In his first Irish interview, the nuncio talks about the Catholic Church’s response to sexual abuse allegations and other challeng(...)

A talk to be given at a community centre in Cloyne diocese   by Fr Tony Flannery (above), who holds liberal views on women priests, homosexuality and contraception,  has been cancelled. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Cleric has liberal views on women priests, homosexuality and contraception

The moving statue at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. File photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

Statues were said to have moved at 30 Irish locations in 1985

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